Mapleshade

Celtic

The Man Behind The Box


Joe Derrane & John McGann
I love the warm, reedy sound of the traditional wood-case button accordion. To me, it's the most joyful sound in Irish (or Cajun) music. And when the legendary Joe Derrane is behind the box, I'm always torn: should I jump up to dance or just sit back with my jaw in my lap listening to his blazing speed and endless inventions? more...

The Boston Edge

The Boston Edge
A "dream team" Irish trio plays traditional jigs, reels and airs with passion and originality. Led by button accordion master Joe Derrane, 2004 National Heritage winner. more...

Ireland's Harvest

Ireland's Harvest
With sound like no Celtic CD you’ve heard, they’ve laid down a kickass set of authentic traditional Irish music—highly danceable and passionately devoid of green beer and leprechaun commercialism. more...
Celtic Jazz Collective


David O'Rourke and Lewis Nash's Celtic Jazz Collective
They created a historic first and they made fun music: their infectious Afro-Caribbean-Celtic grooves will have you popping your fingers and step-dancing, whether you’re a jazzer or a Gael. more...